First Nations Development Institute funded the Santa Fe Indian School’s Summer Policy Academy, which has enabled this project to graduate 120 New Mexico tribal youth. The initiative also supported 120 community service projects in tribal and urban communities by providing materials and tools via small stipends to implement projects such as Native language perpetuation, building community playgrounds, and learning traditional Native art forms.
The positive outcomes of the Summer Policy Academy directly hit the core organizational goals of First Nations, and meet the objectives of our funders’ investments.
Each time First Nations Development Institute funds these types of projects, we are developing the next wave of community leaders who will strengthen Native and non-Native communities.
To learn more about this project and witness the hard work being accomplished, please visit www.lisfis.org.